UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and top UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov are teammates over at American Kickboxing Academy. Now “The Eagle” has decided to share a video of his teammate hyping himself up before facing off in his most recent title fight.
Leading up to UFC 220, Daniel Cormier was coming off of an emotionally draining fight against Jon Jones. Jones earned a knockout victory over Cormier at UFC 214, putting the fighters 2-0 in their rivalry.
While Cormier lost his title to his most distinguished rival, the loss would not count for long. It was later revealed that Jones failed his drug test for the event.
Consequently, the knockout victory for Jones was overturned to a no contest. Jones was stripped of his title once again and Cormier was reinstated as the reigning champion.
Looking to get another victory under his belt to create some distance from the emotional experience, Cormier faced off against Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 220. The champion put on a dominant performance over his opponent, ultimately earning a TKO victory in the second round.
Check out a video of Khabib Nurmagomedov recording Cormier ahead of the exciting match up up above. The champion can be seen screaming at himself in preparation for the event.
Cormier is now set to move up in weight to challenge UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic for his title in a highly anticipated super fight. The two fighters will throw down at UFC 226 on July 7 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.